Young readers wanted to judge science book prize

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09 May 2011
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The Royal Society is looking for groups of young readers to help judge the exciting science writing in this year's Royal Society Young People's Book Prize. ...
The Royal Society - the UK's national academy of science - is looking for groups of young readers to help judge this year's Royal Society Young People's Book Prize.

The prize rewards the best book to have communicated the excitement of science to readers up to age 14. The books can be factual or fictional.

Once the shortlist of six books is decided, the titles will be sent to the participating groups of young readers, who will discuss the books, and collectively select a winner. Each group's winner will be sent to the Royal Society, who will count up the votes and announce the oveall winner early in 2012.

75 groups of young readers will be selected, and each group will be sent a set of the six shortlisted books. Groups may come from from schools, libraries, youth groups and science clubs. Each group should be overseen by a responsible adult. The deadline for applications from groups to take part in the judging process must be received by 1 June, and the selected groups will be announced on 21 June.

To register a group or organisation, visit the Royal Society's website and complete the online form.


Website: http://royalsociety.org/sciencebooks/young-people/judges/

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